UberFAMILY starts in NYC; UberX with car seats

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Lauren Glassberg reports on Uber car service which provides car seats for children in all their taxis. (WABC)

If you're an urban parent, you know the drama of getting small kids around town.

Between subway stations with no elevators, and cabs with no car seats, it can be quite a hassle.

But one company is hoping to alleviate part of the problem.

"Sometimes I have to pop in a cab with them and put them on my lap and it makes me nervous," said one New York parent.

And that's why so many parents feel conflicted about taking their young children in taxis.

But the on demand car company Uber hopes to make traveling easier and safer with the launch of UberFAMILY, Uber cars equipped with car seats.

There's a $10 surcharge for UberFAMILY rides.

This seat is for children a year and up. Parents with younger children are encouraged to use their own portable infant car seats.

Care.com paid for the first several hundred car seats and Uber says all drivers may eventually carry a car seat and be trained in proper installation.

Here's the FAQ page on Uber: http://blog.uber.com/uberfamilyfaq

Here's the video for learning how to strap your kids in:

UberFAMILY: http://thecarseatlady.com/uberfamily-immi-go/
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